Fresh on the heels of our first issue of 'Merica Magazine we're asking for new submissions we hope to publish weekly on a rolling basis. 'Merica Magazine is a public humanities periodical committed to publishing work that examines American culture and the idea of "America" with a critical eye. Potential writers are asked to familiarize themselves with our style at mericamagazine.org. Queries, pitches, and submissions can be directed to email@example.com.
Please note our updated deadline for abstracts! Abstracts will be accepted until October 15, 2015.
The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and the Sigma Tau Delta (STD) chapter of Western Illinois University are currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals from graduate and undergraduate students for our twelfth annual conference in Macomb, IL on Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Papers related to the works of C.S. Lewis, the Inklings, George MacDonald, and Dorothy L. Sayers are invited.
The theme of the conference "Is Man a Myth?" takes its cue from the book on Mr. Tumnus's shelf to ponder not just the plausibility of "sub-created" worlds and their mythical inhabitants, but the ontology of ourselves, ostensibly the only meaning-making creatures in this cosmos. Now that God is "dead," there has also been the death of the "author," and so the next to go is Man (humanity itself). For recent Bible translators who eschew masculine references to God, the gender construct of "man" is even more suspect. We invite presenters to look in the Inklings' works for how they might have responded.
This Rough Magic (www.thisroughmagic.org) is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.
We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
The Warburg Institute
30 October 2015
Call for papers
There is a particular instability proper to the English-speaking world in which mutability seems to be of the essence, as when Shakespeare alternated sea and land in Sonnet 64:
When I have seen the hungry ocean gain
Advantage on the kingdom of the shore,
And the firm soil win of the wat'ry main,
Increasing store with loss, and loss with store;
When I have seen such interchange of state,
Or state itself confounded to decay
The point is also made in a more explicitly political mode by Caliban in The Tempest, suggesting that the absolute of sovereignty is, in fact, contingent, reversible:
Deadline Extended to October 7
In our upcoming issue we would take into consideration the disparate and contradictory interpretations of secularism the world over. The structures of secularism and their outreach would be central to the methodology. While research within the broader framework of intellectual history is welcome, we would also like to include papers tracing the morphology of the concept, its reception and practice both on the level of individuals as well as part of state policy.
The Fairy Tales Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association seeks paper presentations on any topic involving fairy tales. While our interests are broad and inclusive, we invite papers that discuss fairy tales in contemporary popular culture (TV shows, movies, graphic novels, advertising, toys, video games, popular literature, etc), revisions and adaptations of fairy tales, etc. Still, we are interested in as wide an array of papers as possible, so please do not hesitate to send a submission on any fairy tale related subject.
'Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural' is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird. Revenant is now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event or art reviews for a themed issue on werewolves (due Autumn 2016), guest edited by Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck.